By Philippe Lefere, Stefàan Gryspeerdt, Albert L. Baert
Virtual colonoscopy, or CT colonography, is a singular and quickly evolving process for the detection of tumoral lesions within the colon. It can provide to be of significant price as a screening device for either colorectal melanoma and its adenomatous precursor. With contributions from numerous leaders within the box, this ebook addresses all of the very important concerns when it comes to digital colonoscopy. there's a specific concentrate on sensible points: how one can commence digital colonoscopy in a division, the standard coaching, the significance of fecal tagging, how you can lessen the guidance, the way to receive optimum colonic distension, and the proper scanning parameters. Imaging features and pitfalls are thought of intimately, with an intensive pictorial assessment of adverse lesions, and the significance of computer-aided analysis is mentioned. This booklet could be valuable to each radiologist looking info on the way to practice the fascinating means of digital colonoscopy.
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